Star Wars Costumes

Star Wars Identities – Infrared & Color photos

Infrared and color photos of the costumes shown at the “Star Wars Identities” exhibit, Cologne, Germany Let me start by explaining what an “infrared photo” is, because many explanations – even those spread by the media – are wrong. An infrared photo – which, namely, is a photo which is taken using a camera which […]

Night Sister – Sai Sircu

Sai Sircu, Night Sister Friends of mine asked me to create a Night Sister costume, specifically that of Sai Sircu. They already had that costume, but it was made from way-too-shiny polyester satin, unstabilized so all parts were sort of floppy, and were therefore not happy with it; but they still loved the character, so […]

Star Wars – Emperor Palpatine

Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious’ Robes The tunic Darth Sidious / Emperor Palpatine, the way he appears in the prequel trilogy (left) as well as in the original trilogy (right) As you can probably see in the image above, the appearance from the prequel trilogy changes a tiny little bit from the prequel trilogy (Episode […]

Star Wars – Padmé’s Wedding Gown

Star Wars Episode 2 – Padmé’s Wedding Gown Padmé’s wedding gown from Star Wars Episode 1 is a carefully arranged insanity of antique lace, cording embroidery, pearls, tulle and taffeta. My motivation to make it is not that I am planning to get married. In fact, that will never happen. The only person I would […]

Star Wars Episode 3: Padmé’s final Senate appearance

Episode 3: Padmé’s final Senate appearance – the purple ‘cape’ gown “So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.” – Lots of pictures (reference pictures, screenshots as well as exhibit photos) of this dress can be found at Padawansguide – This costume wasn’t made in a rush – I started writing this dress diary […]

Star Wars Episode 2 – Anakin Skywalker Travel

~Please also have a look at my other Star Wars costume reproductions! ~ Star Wars Episode 2 Anakin Skywalker “Travel to Naboo” outfit With tutorial how to create fake mudcloth My son (lucky me!) likes his costumes to match mine. I have no other explanation why, when asked, he insisted on having an Anakin Travel […]

Star Wars – Breha Organa

~Please also have a look at my other Star Wars costume reproductions! ~ Star Wars Episode 3 – Breha Organa (aka, “Awazing Sleeves Gown”) A very important public service announcement first: By reading this, you must acknowledge, always remember and tell your children and grandchildren that Breha’s gown is universally known as the “Awazing Sleeves […]

Queen Amidala – Red Invasion – Making of the reproduction

~Please also have a look at my other Star Wars costume reproductions! ~  Navigation menu for this costume: Analysis of the costume – Making the headdress – Making the gown Queen Amidala – Red Invasion / Theed Throne Room Robe Making the reproduction gown As for actually making the Red Invasion gown, I started with […]

Star Wars Senate

~Please also have a look at my other Star Wars costume reproductions! ~  Senator Amidala, Episode 2: Purple Senate / Loyalist Committee gown Note: If you always wanted to have the original burnout silk velvet with the flames pattern that was used for this gown – that fabric, by now, has practically turned into Unobtainium. […]

Star Wars – Jawa

The Jawas from Star Wars are interesting and really simple costumes; and particularly children love them and look good in them. A nice breakdown concerning the pattern and overall look can be found here. However, this is not what I would like to talk about. My subject is the screen accurate fabric that was used. […]